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Senate Executive Committee discusses campus budgeting in light of ongoing impasse

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 1, 2016


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The Senate Executive Committee of the Academic Senate met Monday and discussed how the state budget impasse is affecting the University as well as other Illinois universitiesbr. The handling of electronic communications and Freedom of Information Act requests was discussed as well.Budget Impass...

Rauner says little on higher ed in budget address

Rauner says little on higher ed in budget address

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 18, 2016


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After months of a budget standstill, Gov. Bruce Rauner said he still can’t approve the state budget until it’s balanced.“The truth is, we haven’t had a truly balanced budget in Illinois for decades,” he said in his budget address Wednesday morning. “In ways both obvious and hidden, we’...

University Revenue Diversified, Unlike Chicago State

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 11, 2016


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By Samantha Jones ToalStaff WriterChicago State University students and faculty protested the lack of a state budget on Monday in downtown Chicago’s Loop.According to the Chicago State Office of Budget and Resource Planning, the university receives approximately one-third of their funding from the...

UI revenue makes difference in state budget standstill

UI revenue makes difference in state budget standstill

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 10, 2016


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Chicago State University students and faculty protested the lack of a state budget Monday in downtown Chicago’s Loop.According to the Chicago State Office of Budget and Resource Planning, the university receives approximately one-third of their funding from the state; without the state funding that...

Marching Illini performs at Soldier Field

Marching Illini performs at Soldier Field

September 29, 2014


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The stadium is about the same capacity as Memorial Stadium. It feels familiar too — the fans are all clad in orange and blue. But there’s a big difference. It’s Soldier Field. There’s about 62,000 fans in the stands, most of whom aren’t cheering on the Illini but screaming at the Chicago Bears ...

Illinois basketball adds walk-on Alex Austin

July 21, 2014


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The Illinois men’s basketball roster got a little deeper last week. Alex Austin, a 6-foot-4 guard from Eastern Illinois, announced his intent to transfer to Illinois and join John Groce’s team as a walk-on. Austin played two seasons at Eastern, averaging 8.2 points and 2.4 rebounds per game for ...